Ileachs / Part Three

Documenting Life on a Scottish Island. The Decline of the fishing industry

Whilst sailing off the South East Coast of the Inner Hebridean Island of Islay and looking across the calm waters to the Kintyre Peninsula, it’s easy to understand why John Baker always wanted to be a fisherman. John’s career began forty years ago, when at the age of 16, he joined his father Roberts boat. Read More…

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Canon EOS 5DS. A DSLR for Fine Art Photographers

More and more of us are viewing our pictures on a screen, whether it is a phone, tablet or computer monitor. The new Canon EOS 5DS captures each image to a whopping 50.6 megapixel sensor, each RAW file is between 55-60mb in 14bit at 8688 x 5792 pixels producing a 16bit tiff at 300mb’s and Read More…

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Canon EOS 5DS. A DSLR for Advertising Photographers

For several years I have been quietly fighting a battle with ad agencies and clients alike, regarding the use of DSLR’s for advertising shoots. “There is not enough res” is the usual response, or ”what if we want to crop?”. And yet the DSLR allows us to work quickly, efficiently and in any environment with Read More…

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ILeachs / Part Two

Documenting Life on a Scottish Island. Islay RNLI at Sea

“Again!” I shout into the radio… Our boat, a 7m rigid inflatable, is bobbing like a cork as I hang on, squeezed in tight at the back. The RNLI Severn class lifeboat is the largest and at £2 million one of the most expensive in the RNLI fleet. Two 22.3-litre V10 turbocharged engines deliver 1350bhp Read More…